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Re: Filer's Files #20 - 2005 - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 10:30:00 -0400 (Eastern Standard Time)
Fwd Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 09:43:02 -0400
Subject: Re: Filer's Files #20 - 2005 - Balaskas

>From: George A. Filer <Majorstar.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 07:19:27 -0400
>Subject: Filer's Files #20 - 2005

>Filer's Files #20 - 2005,
>Skywatch Investigations
>George A. Filer, Director MUFON Eastern
>Vice President of Skywatch International
>May 11, 2005, Web: www.georgefiler.com


>Moon UFO spotted in 1971, APOLLO 14 photo

>In this shot during Apollo 14, the shape of the object looks
>like the one of a flying saucer with lights! Reference: NASA
>AS14-70-9836/37. There are two avenues of thought here. Firstly,
>the debunkers say if these really were UFOs why would NASA
>release the pictures, since they are part of a conspiracy to
>keep this info from the pubic. Secondly, UFO proponents say that
>if NASA did NOT release them, then everyone would holler "cover
>up, " and they were hiding UFOs. Although, this may be some sort
>of reflection of lights off the Command Module windows the
>lights appear to be caused by some sort of craft. Thanks to UFO
>Case Book.

>Moon UFO spotted in APOLLO 15 photo.

>Mission Dates: July 26-August 7, 1971,-CDR: David Scott, CMP:
>Alfred Worden, LMP: James Irwin Importance: First use of the
>Lunar Rover, extended Lunar exploration time, focus on field
>geology. NASA archives (photo No AS15-85-11514) Astronaut David
>Scott on slope of Hadley Delta. UFO is seen at top just right of
>center. On August 2, 1971. The large light remains unexplained.
>The astronauts also found want appeared to be constructions on
>the Moon. Thanks to UFO Case Book.


Hi George!

The large light at the top right of center of the photo of
Apollo 15 moonwalker Dave Scott is nearly identical to another
one of Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke that is also found in
the UFO Case Book web site.


Notice that in both photos the "UFO" seems to be at about the
same elevation above the lunar horizon. From the shadows of both
astronauts, the "UFO" is exactly between them and the Sun. Since
the same type of camera was used on the surface of the Moon for
Apollo 15 and 16, your unexplained large light is now explained.
It is a camera created optical reflection artifact or image and
not a real object. This is further supported by the many other
lunar still pictures, some of which are also included in the
same UFO Case Book web site. These other "UFOs" appears only in
photos taken with approximately the same Sun angle.

The astronauts did not make any references to or comments about
their alleged encounters with UFOs on the Moon during their
encounters with the alleged "UFOs" while on the Moon or when
they were debriefed back on Earth. Since these "UFOs" are absent
in the live moving images that were seen by all here on Earth
which were taken with a different camera and Sun angles, to me
this is further evidence that these "UFOs" are really optical

As for the picture of the Apollo 14 "UFO", I agree with you that
this saucer shaped image it is very likely a reflection off the
spacecraft window of something inside the darkened Apollo 14
Command Module. Apollo 8 and 13 astronaut Jim Lovell once told
us of how one less experienced fellow astronaut was shocked to
see such a similar UFO after waking up from sleep. It turned out
to be the luminous dial of a watch on his arm floating in front
of his face inside the darkened Command module!

Nick Balaskas

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